Friday, March 7, 2014
This month was Aqua/Teal for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Now I know I had to really dig last year and this year I thought I had more - NO. So my aqua and teal fabrics range from a green to blue and inbetween.
I had some more true aqua left over from the Birds & Berries used in last years sampler BOM - yes, I am desperate to use up that greenie one.
Yep, even dug into my scrap binding drawer for a few more.
And really scraped when it came to the string block. What tiny bit was left was cut into my pre-cut barrels.
I will be linking up with SoScrappy
I am on a fabric diet, but I was lucky to win a lovely jelly roll of La Belle Fleur from Kris at Lavendar Quilts for her blogaversary. And the jelly roll and charm pack of Bloomin' Fresh was from Deb Strain won during Moda's Alphabet Hop.
I would like to thank all the ladies who entered February's "Let's Book It" challenge. You can go back and see all the lovely projects linked up HERE. Maybe someone used a book you have on your shelf.
Our winner is #5 - Val Spiers
I will be sending off an e-mail to her for mailing info.
Everyone have a pleasant weekend - Spring has to be around the corner as I think Moe has lost 10# chasing all the big fat Robins in the yard.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Please visit Kevin HERE for all the information. BUT, this is such a simple block that quilters of all experience levels can complete at least 5 in an hour. 5 blocks with an hours worth of your time for a very worthy cause.
This is definitely marked on my sewing 'to-do' list for this weekend.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Yes, those same minis from the backs, but the bindings are done and labels on two - one is just signed and dated.
You get a peek at one of them - my little little dollie with her quilt. You will have to wait for her to arrive at her new home before you get to see the front of the doll quilt. This is going out in the morning mail - before the snow hits us.
I get a lot of people ask if I sleep - I do and most days I even take a nap with my furries. Monday I just did a little organizing while my SIL came to sew. She finished up the last border on her quilt and then we did some cleaning and spring decor in the home shop. I took my nap with the fuzzballs, and then I started to cut up one of my scrap baskets. These are for the leader/ender challenge - lozenges - with Bonnie Hunter @Quiltville. The rest of the scraps got cut down into useable pre-cuts. ONE basket down - baby steps as there are 5 more to go. But there was NO SEWING done on Monday.
Well, baby steps. I sewed, but handwork - just one of the little hexies for my Something New & Book It project. I pulled some possible fabrics from that scrap basket that might work for this, too. I put one of the templates in the photo so you can see just how tiny these are. I had these already (from eons ago) and they are just a smidge smaller than the one in the book, but I'm using these to give me a little more 'fiddle' room when I lay them out on the center.
And I pulled some of my scrap units - I had the baggies of HSTs out too but haven't found what grabs me yet for the next round of the Relaxing Round Robin. This will be my project today - if I can make my mind up on what I want to use. Baby Steps - it is a long month after all.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I missed a couple of Sunday's - forgot to slow down. So I am joining Kathy's Quilts for a day in the chair.
I have three minis that need their bindings done and labels attached. I can only show them from the backs as two are swaps and I don't want to spoil the surprise - sorry girls.
And there should be time to prep one or two tiny hexie flowers for my 'Let's Book It' project
Why don't you pull up a chair and slow down.